Christie Hicks

Senior Attorney, Energy


Areas of expertise:
Utility regulation, litigation, clean energy policy

Christie is a regulatory attorney responsible for advancing clean energy and beneficial electrification initiatives in Illinois. Through litigation strategy and policy design, she advocates for accelerated, equitable reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. She is particularly focused on the inter-relatedness of the utility business model, transportation and building electrification, energy efficiency, rate design, and a modernized grid. Christie serves as lead counsel for EDF in Illinois litigation and represents EDF in stakeholder forums. She regularly writes and speaks on clean energy issues.


Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Christie attended St. Louis University for undergrad before earning her law degree from Loyola University Chicago. Christie began working in the energy field after law school, joining Illinois’ Citizens Utility Board (CUB) – the state’s utility watchdog – as a Senior Attorney. EDF, CUB, and various stakeholders worked closely to get the Future Energy Jobs Act passed. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Energy, Telecommunications and Water Committee, as well as the CBA’s Environmental Law committee. Christie is passionate about promoting women in the energy field.


Loyola University Chicago School of Law; J.D.

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